Monthly Archives: June 2023

Calderdale Council is reaffirming its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, by proposing to become the first employer in Yorkshire and the Humber to adopt UNISON’s national Anti-Racism Charter(external link). One of the Council’s three priorities is to reduce inequalities. Adopting the Charter would send out a clear message to staff and communities that it… read more … about Progressing the Council’s commitment to equality>>

Cllr Dacre

People committing environmental crimes, such as littering or fly tipping, could be subject to increased enforcement action, as Calderdale Council considers new levels of fines for certain offences. The Council is committed to keeping the borough safe and clean. It spends a large proportion of its resources on cleaning streets and open spaces, aiming to… read more … about Taking action to protect Calderdale’s environment>>

Fly tipped tyres at Cold Edge Road

People in Calderdale are being asked for their comments on two planning documents designed to guide the types of new housing being delivered in the borough. From Friday 30 June, Calderdale Council is launching a consultation on documents known as the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and the Self and Custom Build SPD. There… read more … about Feedback to help guide planning processes>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council has thanked local residents for their kindness in offering their homes to people fleeing Ukraine, at a special event in Halifax. Thanks to the generosity of Calderdale people, more than 200 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the borough and are living safely in their hosts’ homes. Just over a year on from the… read more … about Calderdale residents thanked for supporting Ukrainian families>>

Musicians playing at the Homes for Ukraine event

Wainhouse Tower is lighting up blue to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and highlight the importance of health and safety at work. The iconic Calderdale landmark will turn blue on the night of Friday 7 July for Action Mesothelioma Day. Calderdale Council has pledged its support for the national Go Blue for Meso(external… read more … about Council to highlight danger of asbestos exposure>>

Calderdale Council

Work is scheduled for mid-July to repair and improve the road surface through the centre of Hebden Bridge. Calderdale Council is carrying out work on Market Street and Bridge Lanes in Hebden Bridge, between Holme Street and Mytholm Close, involving the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway. The road is included on the Council’s highways… read more … about Surface improvements in Hebden Bridge>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Becky McIntyre will join Calderdale Council’s senior leadership team in a newly created role to oversee the best use of money, staff and systems to help improve local people’s lives. Becky will take up the role of Director of Resources and Transformation in September 2023. She will lead on the Council’s finance, human resources, ICT,… read more … about Becky to head up Council transformation>>

Becky McIntyre

Families in Calderdale have been learning how to cook tasty and purse-friendly meals at a series of after-school cookery sessions. Earlier this year, five schools in the borough took part in a new Family Cook Clubs scheme, developed by Calderdale Council and funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The sessions supported parents and… read more … about Cookery clubs support Calderdale families>>

Pupils at Warley Road Primary Academy showing the food they made in Family Cook Clubs